LibriVox volunteers bring you 22 recordings of A Psalm Of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
This was the Fortnightly Poetry project for February 03, 2019.
Read in English by Amy Gramour; Bruce Kachuk; Chris Pyle; Campbell Schelp; David Lawrence; Ellies; Newgatenovelist; Eileen Rose Kelly; Foon; Graham Scott; Jim Gallagher; Josh Kibbey; Kristine Bekere; Larry Wilson; Michele Fry; Nemo; Phil Schempf; Peter Yearsley; SweetHome; Tomas Peter; Wayne Cooke and William Allan Jones.
This poem was first published in the October 1838 issue of The Knickerbocker, a New York City magazine. It then appeared in Longfellow's first published book of poems, Voices Of The Night, in 1839. It is an upbeat psalmists answer to the biblical psalm that we are but dust heading for the grave, urging us instead to be heroic, to make the most of our lives, and set a good example for others to follow. (Summary by Michele Fry)
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